Just to be very honest, I don’t know exactly why suffering exist. I think it’s something that already exist that is uncontrollable, so no one can stop it. The best that people can do is to deal with their own feelings because it’s not under their control. Just like Ort in the book, he always questioned why he doesn’t get that chance to be born in a wealthy family. In the end, he can’t do anything else other than live with it. And I don’t think there’s anyone to blame for because blaming won’t change anything. I understand Ort’s state because he’s still young and it is very hard to face this circumstance since young. I think blaming is just a sign to show discourage from living and sometimes letting it out or blaming someone can be a good choice to release stress. Just from what I learned in world religion, there’s a theory that mentioned that religions were created from people who can’t deal with their problems, so they started to find something to be there for them. I think that might be true because spiritual things are there for us to do something that will satisfy us. For example, people might praise gods to feel that there’s someone there to protect or they might blame the gods when they did something wrong.
And in the topic of karma, I think it’s good that you get what you do wrong. It is important to realize what you did even though it is hard. People won’t realize what they did wrong until they experienced it. And I truly believe that bad people will get their punishment even when no one realize it. Even though the world is full of injustice, there’s a lot of time when people don’t know what those bad people received. I’ve heard that those karma doesn’t have a specific coming time, but they will come maybe this life or maybe the after life. I think we can be mad about the injustice or bad people, but we should also get over it after a while. Having negative thoughts in our mind won’t be a positive thing.
In my opinion, this is a very emotional book to read. This might be because it’s the book that I can really relate to my everyday life. I might see someone like characters in the book just by looking out the car window. It is as simple as that. And problems in the book is something that have been going around for years. I don’t want to blame anyone, but I feel bad for those who have to face those circumstances. After reading this, I feel so grateful about my life. The problems or hardship that I complained are not even comparable to that of them.